Despite incredible start, Justin Fields still not the favorite to win the Heisman
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is on pace to shatter efficiency records, but he’s still not the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
According to SportsLine’s Heisman odds, Fields is still behind Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.
Here’s the top 5:
- Mac Jones: +125
- Justin Fields: +150
- Trevor Lawrence: +300
- Kyle Trask: +700
- Zach Wilson: +2500
Jones, Fields and Lawrence are clearly ahead of the pack. Once Lawrence gets back to game action, it’s possible he could become the favorite again in the coming weeks.
Trask and Wilson both sneak into the top 5 after big wins last week over Georgia and Boise State, respectively. Trask was especially impressive, throwing for 474 yards and four touchdowns against a Bulldogs defense that was lauded as one of the nation’s best.
For as good as these other quarterbacks have been, it’s hard to imagine Fields not winning this award if he keeps up his current pace. He’s completed 86.7 percent of his passes so far this season and has as many touchdown passes (11) as he does incompletions.
He’s also on pace to shatter the single season all-time efficiency record that was set by Joe Burrow last season. Burrow’s mark was 202, but Fields is currently at 222.4. For perspective, Burrow’s season is the only one over 200 and only six quarterbacks have ever broken 190: Jalen Hurts, Russell Wilson, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, Tua Tagovailoa and Burrow.
Fields will be in action again on Saturday against Maryland.